IT security is a set of cybersecurity strategies that prevents unauthorized access to organizational assets such as computers, networks, and data. It maintains the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive information, blocking the access of sophisticated hackers.
Types of IT Security
Network security is used to prevent unauthorized or malicious users from getting inside your network. This ensures that usability, reliability, and integrity are uncompromised. This type of security is necessary to prevent a hacker from accessing data inside the network. It also prevents them from negatively affecting your users’ ability to access or use the network. Network security has become increasingly challenging as businesses increase the number of endpoints and migrate services to public cloud.
Internet security involves the protection of information that is sent and received in browsers, as well as network security involving web-based applications. These protections are designed to monitor incoming internet traffic for malware as well as unwanted traffic. This protection may come in the form of firewalls, antimalware, and antispyware.
Endpoint security provides protection at the device level. Devices that may be secured by endpoint security include cell phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. Endpoint security will prevent your devices from accessing malicious networks that may be a threat to your organization. Advance malware protection and device management software are examples of endpoint security.
Applications, data, and identities are moving to the cloud, meaning users are connecting directly to the Internet and are not protected by the traditional security stack. Cloud security can help secure the usage of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and the public cloud. A cloud-access security broker (CASB), secure Internet gateway (SIG), and cloud-based unified threat management (UTM) can be used for cloud security.
With application security, applications are specifically coded at the time of their creation to be as secure as possible, to help ensure they are not vulnerable to attacks. This added layer of security involves evaluating the code of an app and identifying the vulnerabilities that may exist within the software.
Our client was struggling with Access Management and Assignments, this was turning out to be a huge security risk in their IT landscape. As per some studies, 90% of the security attacks happened permanent rights were assigned to some account and it was never withdrawn.
As per Ariqt, security is our first priority we implemented PIM with approver which provided just-in-time access. And we changed the time allotted time as that much time is not needed to get work done. So, we minimized the time to 2 hours from 8 hours for critical roles. And the user assigned rights are monitored through powershell script weekly. Conditional Access for Risky sign-ins and Risk users, MFA is required for all the Administrator accounts when they sign in